Year Born: 1965
Gun model: Syren Tempio Sporting 12 ga. It fits me perfectly and love the feeling in hand.
Any Modifications: I have a pad to raise my cheek and an adjustable plate on the butt stock.
Began shooting: 

I started shooting in the Pistol world and didn’t start shooting Sporting Clays until a couple years later when I asked a friend to take me. I was instantly hooked. I am super busy and love it! I run the Pocono Chapter of A Girl & A Gun Shooting League and am surrounded and supported by some incredible ladies. I recently had bilateral knee surgery and am thrilled to be back at what I love. I am passionate about education & empowering women in all shooting sports. I love to see ladies stepping outside their comfort zone where they can grow. I waited until my two daughters were older to get more seriously involved in the shooting sports and I feel very blessed to do the things I love. I own my own daycare business that my daughter helps to run. My boyfriend Randy and I love to travel and shoot at different ranges as well as surf-fish and spending our time outdoors. I am an active instructor at Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays in Coplay, Pa and am excited to share my love for this amazing sport. In addition; I am a SCTP assistant coach for the Quarry Crushers; LVSC’s Kids Sporting Clays Team and I love to work with youth.

Primary Disciplines:

Sporting Clays & 5-Stand

About Dorothea

Residence/Hometown: Palmerton, PA
Do you give shooting instruction? Yes, I am a NSCA certified Level 1 instructor
Home Club: Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays in Coplay, PA
Do you have any special causes? I support the SCTP Kids Shooting Program, Breast & Ovarian Cancer Research, and MS Research

What’s your advice on getting new lady shooters involved?

A lot of women are afraid of the recoil of a shotgun. Once you come out you will see, it is a blast…especially if you have the right shells. Find a friend and an instructor who will get you started in the right direction.

What knowledge can you share that would make ladies better shooters?

1. Have a lesson with a NSCA Certified instructor to be sure you are doing your basics correctly.
2. Be sure your gun fits you.
3. Trust your eyes.
4. Be gentle with yourself and put the time in.
5. Have fun!!

Notable Wins:

  • 2017 Delaware River Classic 20 ga Lady Champion
  • 2017 Delaware River Classic 28 ga Lady Champion
  • 2017 Benelli Invitational High Lady

What gear do you use?

Hat/No Hat: Most times I wear a hat when shooting.
Glasses: Hi Def Specs
Ear Plugs: Molded ~ InstaMold, Corp
Ammo: Estates 12ga 8oz
Vest: Depends, sometimes I wear my Syren vest
Pouch: Most of the time I use my Syren shell pouch
Attire: Comfortable, Khaki pants or jeans.  Polo Shirt or Layers in the winter
Shoes: Sneakers, Boots